Hausu V. House

Alex dropped us a line about his free cult movie night at The Knockout, Mutant Matinee. I haven’t seen House, but Hausu is a weirdo scary classic.

This weekend we’re doing a double feature of haunted house movies! Both called House! It’s free admission, free popcorn, some trivia, some tasty halloween candy and prizes, drink specials, and food available from my pal Kitchen Eclectic, who will be serving up vegetarian pumpkin chili with toppings and homemade blue corn chips.  The movies are both great – House (aka Hausu, Japan 1977) is a masterpiece of mind-warping psychedelic insanity, and House (USA 1986) is a weird mishmash of horror, slapstick humor, and really great 80′s special fx. and both movies will be shown on the big screen! This will be this Sunday evening from 5-9 PM, before Sweater Funk lights up the dance floor.



Facebook event page here.

90s Hip Hop Dance Party at Debaser This Saturday

If you haven’t made plans for the weekend yet, they’ve got you covered:

we are going to be doing a big all bay area hip hop night at the knockout this weekend and i’ve probably blown 600 dollars and three months getting ready for it.

its going to be the full range of bay area classics: Mac Dre, E40, RBL Posse, San Quinn, Dru Down, Mac Mall, Master P, the Click, the Whoridas, the Luniz, Too Short, 2pac, Digitial Underground, Spice One, Dre Dog, Keak Da Sneak, Del, Casual, Souls of Mischief, 415, Total Devastation, pretty much anything you can think of.

It’s FREE with a Bay Area Hip Hop T-shirt or any Giants’ gear.  And if you need some Giants’ gear, we’ve got you covered:

Vintage Giants Hat at Afterlife

Giants Converse

How Giants Roll

RSVP to Facebook if you are so inclined.

[Photo from SFweekly]

Cat Party at the Knockout TONIGHT!

Well, not exactly that kind of cat party.  Less felines, more punk rock, but definitely still a party!  Cat Party is visiting from down South and stopping in San Francisco before they continue to the Pacific Northwest to play more music.  They’ve got a rad old school sound reminiscent of the Wipers and Husker Du with “the blackest of TSOL” thrown in for good measure.

Headlining the show and back from a summer hiatus is LA CORDE, which happens to be the band in which I play drums.  For our part, everyone says that our new 7″ sounds like Joy Division, so I guess that’s never a bad thing.  Plus, this is your chance to show up and heckle me for all the shitty posts that I’ve written!

Opening the show is Dadfag, with DJs Deadbeat and Yule Be Sorry handling the intermissions.  It’s only $5 and starts at 9:30pm at the Knockout.  See you there!

[Photo via Anne Lee]

Heave My Food

Why would I want to “heave my food”? Or is this a catapult home delivery technique?

Dusit Thai being invaded by the Knockout‘s awning on Mission and Valencia.

Ty Segall Solo Set Tonight @ The Knockout

Ah, “Garage Psych”. Aren’t you curious as to why people are lining up around the block for this shit? Allan, Kat, and I tried to check out this dude Ty Segall with thee Oh Sees at the Eagle last week. On our way, we walked past a pair of flustered girls saying, “…I mean, who would wait for an hour in line for a show here?” Not a good sign.

Well if you were like us and gave up only to go home and watch youtube clips of Aziz Ansari as RAAAAAAAANDY, here’s your second chance: Ty is doing a solo set at The Knockout at 6pm. That’s too early for most of the yuppies just getting off work in Mountain View, so you’ll probably score a sweet spot in the front.

Here’s a clip of Ty Segall doing his one-man band thing:

Speaking of thee Oh Sees, anyone want to start an all-Asian Oh Sees cover band with me? “Thee Ah-Sos”. Ok, no more Asian humor. I’m no Margaret Cho.

The Sarees Tonight At The K.O.

The Knockout, a club known for a 90′s music night that you may have heard of (and for which I hold a completely neutral opinion), is having a swell show tonight.

Opening the night will be the Sarees, an all-girl psychedelic garage group driven by a goddamned electric sitar. That’s right, while you were just talking about how you “need to get a sitar because you’re down with eastern sounds and pretty good at guitar and they’ll like basically the same thing, right?” Michele actually did it and uses it in a real awesome band. On top of that, there is a Wong (drummer Jasmyn) in the group… and you can’t go Wong with a Wong.

Afterwards, stick around the spooky fever-dream folk of Marabelle Phoenix and country stylings of Tobyn Clark while sipping a tall-boy of Tecate.

Shows starts at 9:30 and costs 6 bucks.

P.S. If you’re a girl and you really have to go to the bathroom and find yourself in the men’s room, wait for a stall… trust me on this one.